Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra officially released

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra officially released
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has just been released – and it's carrying some particularly exciting tech. This camera phone is the first 'Ultra' in Xiaomi's line-up, and it definitely lives up to its name with its powerful specs. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra features a 120Hz refresh rate display, 50W wireless charging, 120W wired fast charging and a quad camera unit to rival the best camera phones out there.

This quad camera unit features a 48MP main camera, a 48MP periscope telephoto digital zoom that can extend up to 120x, a shorter 12MP telephoto camera and a 20MP 13mm ultra-wide camera (which is apparently the widest camera available on a smartphone).

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The periscope camera is definitely one of the most interesting aspects of Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, offering a 5x optical and 120x hybrid zoom with a 1/2.0" 48MP sensor. The second 12MP telephoto lens also offers 2x optical zoom. In addition, both the primary and telephoto cameras also support 8K video recording.

(Image credit: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will also have the Snapdragon 865 chipset with four different storage options: 8G RAM/ 128GB storage, 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage, 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage and 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. Meanwhile the aforementioned 120W Mi Turbo Charge will apparently be the fastest commercially available charging solution when the phone hits the market. Xiaomi makes the extraordinary claim that this 120W fast charging can fill up the 4,500 mAh battery in just 20 minutes.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will be released in China on 16 August, but there's no word yet on international availability. The prices start at CNY 5,299 ($760/ £584/ AU$1,069) for the 8GB/128GB base version and peak at CNY 6,999 ($1,005/ £771/ AU$1,413). 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.